Visiting Writers Series
The EOU literary lecture series Ars Poetica has promoted literary arts in the region since its inception in the early 1960s, hosting as many as a dozen visiting writers every academic year. Past visiting writers include Czeslaw Milosz, Denise Levertov, Richard Hugo, William Stafford, Robert Creeley, among others.
In more recent years, Ars Poetica has hosted readings and workshops by Carl Adamshick, Sandra Alcosser, Sherman Alexie, Kim Barnes, Christopher Buckley, Jon Davis, Matthew Dickman, Anthony Doerr, Debra Earling, Garrett Hongo, Marie Howe, Thomas Kennedy, William Kittredge, Dorianne Laux, Michael McGriff, Joseph Millar, Katrina Roberts, Peter Rock, Primus St. John, Jess Walter, Crystal Williams, Robert Wrigley, and many more.
The 2012-13 Ars Poetica schedule will feature readings by Carlos Reyes (Oct 17), Molly Gloss (Oct. 25), George Venn (Jan. 25), Danielle Deulen (Mar. 5), Keejte Kuipers (Apr. 16), and Joshua McKinney (Apr. 25).
Visiting writers for the Summer 2013 and Winter 2014 MFA residencies:
Dan Chaon, Wendy Call, and Linda Bierds (Summer 2013).
Robert Wrigley, Kim Barnes, and Justin Hocking (Winter 2014)